: an ulcerated chilblain especially on the heel
also : heel

Examples of kibe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cooked with nitre kibe – Ethiopian spiced butter – it is further enhanced with a combination of green and red peppers, chile, tomatoes and onions, all of which is scooped up with fresh tasty bread rolls, often still warm from the bakery. James Jeffrey, CNN, 23 June 2023

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Word History


Middle English

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kibe was in the 14th century

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“Kibe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


: an ulcerated chilblain especially on the heel
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